Tagged: Masters

45 Year Old Dad Discovers His Childhood Athleticism

April 21st, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 0 Comments

Whether you are a year removed from college track or a year removed from retirement, the athleticism of your youth is still inside you. Like an old lawnmower, give it a good cleaning and it will restart…as this 45 year old dad discovered.   Mark, The reason why I am curious about running track again […]

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NO RUNNING! — Lesson of the Week #8

March 25th, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 0 Comments

  To get lessons sent to your phone, text the words FOLLOW NORUNMARK to 40404. This week’s lesson is that you are NEVER too old (or too young) to excel at sports. For example, this week Naomi Kutin of Fairlawn, N.J., set a new female world record in the 97-pound division by raw squatting 215 […]

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NO RUNNING! — Lesson of the Week #5

March 3rd, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 2 Comments

  To get lessons sent to your phone, text the words FOLLOW NORUNMARK to 40404. Alan Webb was arguably the greatest American miler in history. He set the American Record at 3:46.91. He also holds the American high school record (3:53.43) and was the first American high schooler to run under 4:00 indoors. But none […]

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Masters World Record: Distance Medley Relay

January 29th, 2012 in Articles by 1 Comment

Boston’s Eliot Track Club set a Masters world record in the distance medley relay at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational on Friday night. The team lowered the DMR best to 10:55.1. Jayme Fishman led off, handling the 1,200-meter leg; Doug Williams ran the 400-meter leg; Andrew Darien ran the 800-meter leg, and Chris Simpson anchored the […]

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How Jeff Galloway and a Heart Rate Monitor Saved a Runner

October 29th, 2011 in Articles by 7 Comments

The effects of aging sort of snuck up on me. At 39 years old, I was running right around 33:00 for 10K and was looking forward to being a competitive Masters runner. For the previous 10 years I had been running a very consistent 60-70 miles per week, injury free – and although I wasn’t […]

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Rollins Keeps Rolling: Nancy Rollins Leads U.S. Masters Women in Sacramento

August 2nd, 2011 in Articles by 3 Comments

One woman defies the universal belief that getting older means getting slower. Nancy Rollins is 64, but nearly anyone younger will have trouble keeping up with her in a long distance race. She is one of the best in the world in her age group in events including the 10K and marathon, and she has […]

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From South Africa to Myrtle Beach: Where is Zola Budd?

July 21st, 2011 in Features by 4 Comments

If you travel to Conway, South Carolina, you will most likely come across Coastal Carolina University; a small Division I school that sports a total population of less than 9,000 students. The cross-country and track programs have had their share of successful, proven runners over the years — many of whom have conference championships on […]

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News of Note: World Masters Edition

July 19th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Although we’re quite pleased with our fearless leader’s impressive 4th-place finish in the M40 division of the World Masters Championships, a number of elder statesmen prove there’s still plenty more to accomplish… Women’s masters pole vaulter Johnnye Valien set a world record at the 2011 World Masters Games… …As did Former Olympian Gary Stenlund (Battle […]

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Mission Control: World Masters Championships Recap

July 15th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

I’m crafting a detailed account of my experience at the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships for the forthcoming Faster Than Forty book (due out this fall) – it was truly an amazing and inspiring experience – but here’s a quick & dirty recap of the week just to bring everyone up to speed. You Have […]

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Mission Control Worlds Update

July 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Our fearless leader Mark Gomes narrowly missed a Masters World Championships medal in the 800-meter run on Monday night in Sacramento (finishing fourth in a very fast 1:56.2).* We expect a full race recap shortly. Full results of the final can be found here. * Editor’s note: That’s only 0.6 seconds slower than my best […]

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